Court sets Feb 3 to hear ex-spy chief’s CBT case


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed 15 days, from Feb 3 next year, to hear the case of former Malaysian External Intel­ligence Organisation director-­general Datuk Hasanah Abdul Hamid (pic) who is charged with criminal breach of trust of RM50.4mil belonging to the government.

Judge Collin Lawrence Seque­rah set the dates – Feb 3 to 7, Feb 10 to 14, and Feb 17 to 21 – during case management yesterday.

He also fixed May 25 for further case management.

Earlier yesterday, Hasanah, 61, represented by lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali, claimed trial to the charge after it was read out to her again.

Deputy public prosecutor Mahadhir Mohd Khairudin said he would be calling 15 to 20 witnesses.

Hasanah was charged in her capacity as a civil servant, with committing the offence at the office of the director-general, Re­­search Division, Prime Minister’s Department, Putra­jaya, between April 30 and May 9, 2018.

The charge, under Section 409 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping and fine, upon conviction. — Bernama